Sunday, November 6, 2011
OG 2nd Ed. 1815 French - WIP
Hot on the heels of the 1809 guys, here are their 1815 brethren so far. As you can see, they're wearing the 1812 "Bardin Regulation" coats with closed lapels. The painting sequence: 1) Flesh with a wash; 2) Metallic buttons, shako plates and chin scales, etc.; 3) Red piping and collar (Voltigeurs yellow collar w/red piping), Grenadier and Voltigeur shako bands and epaulletes; 4) White piping - cuffs and collar, lapels, turnbacks and straps. This time the strip of cloth at the cuffs beneath the buttons were painted blue before painting the buttons. It's really hard to tell if it's dark blue or black anyway - being confined to such a small space once the red & white piping are added.